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Wikimedia LGBT+, the Queering Wikipedia team and partners hosted
Queering Wikipedia 2023 Conference online on May 12, 14, and 17,
with distributed trans-local in-person MeetUp nodes 12–17 May 2023.

For shorter, summary versions of the schedule, see the Movement Strategy Forum:
Fri 12 May · Sun 14 May · Wed 17 May.

Key to symbols
Live session Keynote Keynote Primary language: Spanish
Pre-recorded (may have live Q&A) Presentation Primary language: English
Live-only, not streamed or recorded Panel discussion

Friday 12 May[edit]

Sunday 14 May[edit]

Wednesday 17 May[edit]

Sessions to reschedule or show out-of-band[edit]

Challenging Gender Hegemonies in Wiktionary Example Sentences (Loren Koenig, User:BlaueBlüte)

In Wiktionary entries, example sentences illustrate usage of the word in context. They should sound natural, but that makes them liable to reproducing gender stereotypes. And if they are in foreign languages with a translation, that translation is liable to cross-cultural misconceptions, particularly as to how gender interacts with either language. Queering example sentences should thus address at least two aspects: representation of gender and sexuality as well as cultural hegemony.

Words Athwart: Saying and/or Meaning Gender from Wikidata to Wikipedias (Loren Koenig, User:BlaueBlüte)

Infoboxes and other aspects of Wikipedia articles in many languages are increasingly not hand-written, but automatically filled with content from Wikidata, a repository of supposedly language-independent structured data. However, languages vary in how and how deeply gender is inscribed into their grammars: In some languages, to say anything (about a person), one must talk about (their) gender, and think about it in a specific way, even if one doesn’t mean to. In other languages, mentioning and thinking about someone’s gender is more or less by choice. But whose way of talking about gender gets represented in Wikidata, which is to say, for whom and in which Wikipedia will infoboxes read correctly? And what happens to everyone else and all the other Wikipedias? In a global context (such as Wikidata), ‘queering’ can’t limit itself to challenging hegemonies of gender and sexuality in a given place; a critical cross-cultural perspective is needed as well. We will thus look at infoboxes as a global use-case of Wikidata’s structured data, at how to queer without a ‘here’, and at how to get that meaning into words and across to a ‘there’.

Queer Wikipedia youth camps — past and future (Thomas Schallhart, Shikeishu)

Wikimedia Austria has organised and supported queer and feminist Wikipedia editing camps for the past few years as part of the initiative Wikipedia for Peace. In August 2022, we organised an international editing camp for queer youth close to Vienna. This session will tell you a bit about the atmosphere and the results of the project, talk a bit about our future plans for queer youth editing in Europe and invite you to start your own editing camps.

Lightning Talk: Collective approaches to the Pride March from the university experience (Johnattan Rupire, Txolo & Keen Quispe, QM Keen)

As part of the Introduction to Science course at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the National University of San Marcos, we carried out an ethnographic approach to the LGBTQ+ Pride march in Lima and other cities in Peru. For several students, this was the first experience of social mobilizations and LGBTQ+ citizen movements, which meant a new experience for many participants from which we could gather graphic and multimedia records, allowing us to learn more about the movement in Peru.